Past speakers for the Elisabeth C. Miller Memorial Lecture have included:
Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator and Director of Outreach at the Denver Botanic Gardens: From Denver to Seattle, A Shared Gardening Tradition
Anna Pavord, noted author and lecturer: Landskipping – A Celebration of our Landscape
Dr. Ari Novy, Executive Director US Botanic Garden: A Fresh Approach to the Urban Landscape
Helen Dillon: The Evolution of an Irish Garden
2014: “A Tribute to Mrs. Miller and the Miller Legacy”
(From left) Valerie Easton, writer, author and former manager of the Elisabeth C. Miller Library; Daniel Hinkley, writer, lecturer, plant explorer and nurseryman; and Steve Lorton, writer, lecturer and former NW Bureau Chief of Sunset Magazine.
Tony Avent, Plantsman, Horticulturalist and owner of Plant Delights Nursery.
Peter Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Lynden Miller, “Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape”.
Gordon Collier, “A Land Apart: New Zealand’s Remote Offshore Chatham Islands”. Photo courtesy Dan Hinkley.
Roy Lancaster, “Mad About Plants — A Plantsman’s Garden”.
Kathryn Gustafson, “Landscape in a Changing Environment”. Photo courtesy Charles Hopkinson.
Graham Rankin, “The Most Beautiful Garden in Wales”.
Peter Valder, “The Romance of Chinese Garden Plants: Their Role in Art, Literature, Symbolism and Everyday Life”.
Julie Moir Messervy, “Inspired by Bach: Creating the Toronto Music Garden with Yo-Yo Ma”.
Roger Phillips, “Adventures in Plants and Roses”.
Frank Cabot, “The Maturing of a Garden”.
Penelope Hobhouse, “Nature and Art: Keeping the Balance”.
Daniel J. Hinkley, “Life in My Garden”.
Ken Druse, “The Collector’s Garden”.
Daniel J. Hinkley, “Endless Bounty: Plants for Northwest Gardens from Around the World”.
Roy Lancaster, “Travels of a Plantsman: An Account of Recent Travels in China, Japan and Chile”.
Judith Tankard, “Walking in the Bootsteps of Gertrude Jekyll: Her Influence on Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Shipman”.
Jim Gardiner, “A Year at the RHS Garden: Past, Present and Future”.
Sir Ghillean Prance, “Plant Diversity and Conservation from Brazil to Kew Gardens”.